Autumn 2000 (8.3)
FINA ELF Petroleum Lankaran-Talysh B.V. will have begun using
the new Trident-20 jack-up rig - recently renamed Qurtulush -
in the Lankaran Daniz-Talysh Daniz block. Drilling operations
began September 21. Equipped with a four-story living module
for 100 people, the rig will be able to drill in water depths
of up to 105 meters, penetrating to 7,622 meters.
The rig was launched from Kaspnefteflot shipyard on August 29,
2000 at a ceremony attended by President Heydar Aliyev, members
of the government, management of SOCAR and representatives of
overseas petroleum companies. The Azerbaijani-Russian-Singaporean
joint venture Caspian Shipyard Company, the construction operator,
was founded by SOCAR, LUKoil and Fels from Singapore.
The jack-up is virtually ready for marine tests scheduled to
last 60 days. After the testing is over, a commissioning act
will be signed with the owner of the rig, the international group
Transocean Sedco Forex.
(8.3) Autumn 2000.
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